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Book Excerpt from: Leaders, Start to Finish

Chapter: "Understanding Leadership Competencies"

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Have you ever known someone who was promoted into management because of his or her expertise or technical experience? "Oh, he'll be the perfect manager. He's great with numbers." Famous last words!

This is what is called the Peter Principle, we often promote people to their own level of incompetence. The world is full of incompetent leaders, primarily because so many of them were thrust into leadership positions on th

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